After a stellar season on the offensive line, and a defensive season that saw him record 48 tackles and a sack in his senior year of high school, Herman was certainly showered with honors. He earned first-team All-City Offensive and Defensive Line, first-team All-District Offensive Line, Co-Lineman of the Year, Division II Northwest District Lineman of the Year, first-team All-State Division II, and All-Toledo Blade honors.
Herman redshirted in 2008, but played 563 snaps the following year, and recorded a team-high 45.5 pancakes. In 2010, he started in all 13 games and recorded 60 pancakes. In his redshirt junior season, Herman started all 14 games and earned All-MAC second team honors. In 2012, Herman played in all 13 of the team’s games and recorded team highs in pancakes and knockdowns. He received All-MAC second team honors for the second consecutive year.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.